Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts
Summer FREE Concert @ NEC 2022
at New England Conservatory,
Boston, Massachusetts

 August 11 - 27, 2022

All concerts Admission Free, suggested donation $10 at door
Age 6 and under not admitted



Sunday,August 14,2022,7:30 pm
NEC's Williams Hall

Chi Wei Lo 駱奇偉,piano


Robert Schumann/Chi Wei Lo:
Carnaval, Op. 9, with improvisation
(40 min)
Valse noble
Lettres dansantes
Pantalon et Colombine
Valse allemande
Paganini (Intermezzo)
Marche des Davidsbündler contre les Philistins

~ intermission ~

Tony Schemmer:
Lullaby for Alex
(3 min)

Chen Yi/Chi Wei Lo:
Variations on Awariguli,
with additional variations
(10 min)

Daniel Bernard Roumain/Chi Wei Lo:
Recomposing “Jam!”
(10 min)

Olivier Messiaen:
Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus
(10 min)
XV: Le baiser de l’Enfant-Jésus (The kiss of the Infant Jesus)
Quote from Boss and Barrasso of The Boston Musical Intelligencer :
"Seldom does one witness a concert so full of freshly inventive surprises as Chi Wei Lo’s piano recital Sunday at NEC’s Williams Hall for the Foundation of Chinese Performing Arts. Lo, will have a bright future in the field of performance improvisation which he avidly pursues based on what we heard Sunday.
In bringing the unexpected to the familiar and also adding fun and good humor…all in the context of great chops and sophisticated artistry, Lo convincingly argued the case that improvisation has a real place in serious music."

Admission Free,suggested donation $10 at door.
Age 6 and under not admitted.

Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts



event photos: Xiaopei Xu and Chi Wei Lo

Chi Wei Lo

Nervy, cerebral, passionate, mysterious and sensual…Flowing, aloft, and at the same time, grounded” (BMInt), pianist and improviser Chi-Wei Lo can well and truly smash the fourth wall. Having graduated from the Juilliard School under Jerome Lowenthal and Hung-Kuan Chen, Lo enjoys interdisciplinary collaboration and is expanding his creativity through different performance formats. Lo is currently a doctoral candidate at the New England Conservatory, majoring in contemporary piano improvisation, where he was featured in a video as the representation of virtuosity in 2019.

Immediate major collaborators include: North American Medical Orchestra, Longwood Symphony Orchestra, Pink Noise, Flower Pistils, Counterpoint Ensemble and New Asia Chamber Society. Lo has also collaborated with Benjamin Zander, Tyshawn Sorey, Yazhi Guo, Joe Morris, Nan-Chang Chen, Jaehyuck Choi, Hao Huang, and Xiaopei Xu, who Lo frequently performs in recent years as a piano duo.

Lo’s interdisciplinary performances have been presented by the Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts, Harvard Musical Association, Ukraine Forward, College Music Society, Lancaster International Piano Festival, Tufts University, Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, UCLA, Chinese American Museum (LA), Holland Music Sessions and German Society Of Pennsylvania, to name a few.

In 2018, Lo was commissioned by the Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corporation (KRTC) for its 10 years anniversary, which led to the album, Twelve Over Twelve, and the printing of Lo’s limited edition metro-card.

His solo tours, The Dance of the Seven Deadly Sins, Declaration of Aesthetics, Twelve Over Twelve, all included benefit concerts in accord with the belief that musicians should give back to their communities.

奇偉,1993 年出生於高雄,2010–2016 年之間榮獲美國紐約茱莉亞音樂學院 (The Juilliard School) 鋼琴演奏學士與碩士,師承國際知名大師Jerome Lowenthal 與陳宏寬教授,並接受知名藝術家 Roberto Poli、Ran Blake、Joe Morris、Anthony Coleman、Russell Sherman、Wha Kyung Byun、 宋如音教授、劉孟捷教授、陳必先教授 、Joseph Kalichstein、Matti Raekallio、Robert Levin… 等大師指導。

2005年參加波士頓胡桃山藝術學院 (Walnut Hill School for the Arts) 中華藝術表演基金會舉行的協奏曲比賽榮獲第一名,在戶外音樂廣場 (Esplanade) 與波士頓芭蕾舞團指揮 Jonathan Mcphee波士頓長木樂團 (Long Wood Symphony) 演出李斯特的《死之舞》。隨後獲得獎學金而跳級進入胡桃山藝術高中 (Walnut Hill School for the  Arts) 。 

2008 年在新英格蘭音樂院協奏曲比賽拿下第一名,並在音樂學院的喬登廳 (Jordan Hall) 由大師 Benjamin Zander 指揮演出拉威爾「G大調鋼琴協奏曲」,並在同場次演出史特拉文斯基芭蕾舞劇《彼德洛西卡》擔任鋼琴演出。

A. Ramon Rivera鋼琴比賽拿下了第一名。 2010年贏得了 Williams Chorales比賽第二名、 Harvard Musical Association 第三名、 Steinway Competition (史坦威比賽第一名。

 (Michael Jackson) ,詹姆斯布朗 (James Brown) ,以及皇后樂團 (Queen) 等經典名曲。

2016年奇偉與即興室內樂團 The Illustrators在紐約各地演出,一起錄製了一張實驗性專輯。 2017年九月成為美國新英格蘭音樂學院 (New England Conservatory) 博士候選人,主修現代鋼琴即興。 2018年五月和 Psychopomp Contemporary Ensemble (普緒科蓬現代即興樂團Bandcamp 發行了第一張網路專輯。

2018 年六月,在高雄捷運公司的邀約下推出「高捷十年,幸福綿延」一系列公益活動。在「致高雄」記者會,奇偉發表為高捷製作全球首發樂曲「致高雄」,隨後在光之穹頂大廳舉行「奔放文森‧梵谷:高捷公益快閃鋼琴音樂會」,並進行現場徵答,贈送「駱奇偉音樂會特仕版一卡通」。 同月,奇偉在高雄市文化中心至善廳舉辦個人鋼琴獨奏會《奔放文森》。 音樂人許馨心老師寫到:「看到了ㄧ場融合音樂、戲劇、繪畫、詩詞的多元藝術表演,而且全部都由ㄧ人包辦[...]演奏者不僅在表演形式上跳脫框架, 於音樂上的改編與即興也是一絕,實則力行此場音樂會所欲傳達之理念,足見演奏者其用心,令人欣喜!

 (New England Association of Chinese Professionals) 的邀請,以「音樂藝術與人生」為主題,即興演奏並講解莫扎特的「閃爍的小星星」、鄧麗君的「甜蜜蜜」兩曲,歡慶專協的第41週年。

奇偉的新專輯,《十二分之十二》也在十一月正式發行,受到全省十餘家電台訪問,今年一月初更在台北文水藝文中心、 高雄市音樂館進行公益巡演,贊助金額全數捐贈高雄市社團法人腦性麻痺服務協會。「我從小就想去偏遠地區彈琴給平常不會去音樂廳的人。 我記得當時聽到這個想法的人都笑了,但我至今還是保持同樣的初衷,」奇偉說到:「我們不能忘記自己的根,我身為一個高雄人,就應該要從高雄的團體開始捐助。」

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